Real Madrid’s new defender, David Alaba has tested positive for COVID-19, the Spanish top club said on Wednesday.
“Real Madrid CF would like to notify that our player, David Alaba, has tested positive for Covid-19,” the statement said.
The Austria international Alaba, 29, will now have to quarantine shortly after he arrives in Madrid on a free transfer from Bayern Munich.
Alaba won all club titles on offer over more than a decade in Munich, signed a five-year contract at Real.
The Spanish league season starts in mid-August.